Cabin in the Sky


Cabin in the Sky

Critics Consensus

Cabin in the Sky overcomes some questionable storytelling choices thanks to irresistible musical numbers and a brilliantly talented cast.



Total Count: 20


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Mortally shot at a crap game, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson gets a six-month Heavenly reprieve thanks to prayers from wife and True Believer Ethel Waters, but Rex Ingram's "Lucifer Jr." has a secret weapon in the ensuing battle for Anderson's soul: Lena Horne's sultry Sweet Georgia Brown. But Ethel proves to have "everything you've got and whole lot more." Minnelli's first major movie musical features some of the top African American talent of the day, including John Bubbles, Louis Armstrong, and Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. But it's above all a showcase for top-billed Waters' enormous singing, dancing, comedy, and acting talents. -- (C) Film Forum

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Ethel Waters
as Petunia Jackson
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson
as Little Joe Jackson
Lena Horne
as Georgia Brown
Louis Armstrong
as The Trumpeter
Rex Ingram
as Lucius/Lucifer Jr.
Kenneth Spencer
as Rev. Green, the General
Oscar Polk
as The Deacon/Flatfoot
Mantan Moreland
as First Idea Man
Willie Best
as Second Idea Man
Fletcher Rivers
as Third Idea Man, Moke
Leon James
as Fourth Idea Man, Poke
Ford L. Washington
as Messenger Boy
Ruby Dandridge
as Mrs. Kelso
Ernest Whitman
as Jim Henry
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  • Feb 27, 2007
    If you like musicals and stories about heaven and hell, this film will be something to experience.
    Linda K Super Reviewer

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